A compost company has won an award.

The Lake District-based company, Dalefoot Compost, which makes peat-free composts and restores damaged peatlands, has scooped the Sustainability Award at the GIMA (Garden Industry Manufacturer’s Association) Awards for helping to promote and encourage sustainable gardening.

The firm’s co-founder, Professor Jane Barker, said: “We’ve always employed environmental best practice, from the sourcing and harvesting of renewable, carbon-fixing ingredients through to the innovative blends, packaging and delivery.

"To be recognised by the industry, our peers, is wonderful and credit has to go to our team.”